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Robert W. Park (1839-1887)
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Born: Abt 1839 Tennessee.
Married: Martha J. Cole (1847-) on 5 Jul 1871 in Benton County Tennessee.
Died: 7 Sep 1887 .
Buried: Park Cemetery Carrroll County Tennessee.




Robert W. Park
Abt 1839-7 Sep 1887
Civil War - Union


Spouse and Children

      Martha J. Cole

PARK, ROBERT W(ILSON), Companies A & I, private, enlisted by Captain King for 3 years at Huntingdon, TN on 1/5/64 and mustered at Paducah, KY on 5/14/64 at age 22 (b. 2/24/1838). He was 5'8" tall, fair complexion, blue eyes, black hair, a farmer, born in Carroll Co, TN. He received a $300 bounty for enlistment. There is no evidence in the muster rolls that he was surrendered with the regiment at Union City TN on 3/24/64. The men not captured were stationed mostly in Columbus, KY in the summer of 1864 and in Paducah, KY in the fall. He was discharged with the regiment when it disbanded at Nashville, TN on 8/9/65. Park applied for an invalid pension in 1877. He died on 9/7/1887 and is buried in the Horton-Park Cemetery in Carroll Co, TN with a military marker. His wife, Martha Jane Cole, lived in Hollow Rock, TN in the 1890 census. She applied for a widow's pension in 1889. Park was the son of Joshua and Sarah Griffis Park. MR #12961

Sources:

  1. THE 7TH TENNESSEE CAVALRY USA (Originally 2nd West Tennessee Volunteer Cavalry) Peggy Scott Holley